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Top executives in securities business bullish about market
Bangkok, Jan 10 (TNA): – Top executives in the securities business yesterday projected the local stock market would enjoy bullish sentiment this year as a result of the government’s efforts to stimulate the economy continuously and capital inflow in the market driven by low interest rates. Supavut...
09.09.2009 - 13:34
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Sri Lankan Peace Talks: Action plan approved
Supalak Ganjanakhundee Nakhon Pathon, Thailand, Jan 10: Two sides agree on framework to resettle displaced persons, return govt-held land. The fourth session of the Sri Lanka peace talks ended yesterday with the two sides agreeing on plans to develop a framework for resettlement and human rights. T...
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U.S. says disappointed by Indian missile test
Washington, (Reuters), Jan. 9: The United States said on Thursday it was "disappointed" by an Indian missile test, saying it contributed to tension with neighboring Pakistan. India on Thursday test-fired a shorter-range version of its nuclear-capable Agni missile, which can strike almost any part o...
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Naga leaders to meet Advani today evening.
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 10: As Naga peace process gathers momentum, top leaders of major insurgent group NSCN (I-M) will meet Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani today after a "cordial and friendly" discussions with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee last night. We are meeting the Dy Prime Minister,...
09.09.2009 - 13:34
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Sri Lankas peace bid encouraging more children to go to school, 75,000 enrolled in northeast
BY Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, (AP), Jan. 10: More than 75,000 children, most of them minority Tamils, have enrolled in schools in Sri Lanka's former northeastern war zone, the Education Ministry said Friday — another dividend from the peace process that aims to settle 19 years...
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All Naga factions back peace process
New Delhi, Jan 10. (UNI): Welcoming the ongoing talks between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM) and the Centre, the Naga People's Movement for Human Rights today said the talks mark the beginning of a new era and all Naga factions are supporting the peace talks. "A beginning has been m...
09.09.2009 - 13:34
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Sri Lanka peace negotiators end latest round with accord on resettling refugees
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Nakhon Pathon, Thailand, (AP) Jan. 09: - Sri Lanka's government and Tamil rebels concluded a fourth round of peace talks Thursday, making major strides on issues including resettlement, foreign aid and human rights but deferring contentious military ma...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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International Red Cross: Sri Lanka, Tamil rebels ask for help tracing war missing
Geneva, Jan. 09: - The international Red Cross said Thursday it had been asked by Sri Lankan authorities and Tamil rebels to help track down people missing during the country's civil war. The International Committee of the Red Cross said that during peace talks aiming to end the 20-year conflict bo...
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Black Tigers must remain as bargaining power — Balasingham
The Island:Anton Balasingham on Wednesday (8) told BBC World ‘Asia Today’ that LTTE units including Black Tigers were now observing a ceasefire, but, that they contributed much to the bargaining power of the Tamil people and so had to keep them to pressurise the government to bring about a settleme...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Norwegian-led peace will lead country to ruins - JVP
The Island: JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva and parliamentary group leader Wimal Weerawansa Wednesday reiterated their stance that the so-called Norwegian-led peace process would lead to the division of the country. Addressing a large gathering at Lipton Circus in the afternoon, they vowed to p...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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History in the making
By V.S. Sambandan Nakorn Pathom (THAILAND) JAN. 9: The Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister, Vidal Helgessen, today termed the ongoing peace negotiations between Colombo and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as "history in the making". At a press conference here, Mr. Helgessen said: "It has...
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NLD urges the release of Prisoners and the start of dialogue
The National League for Democracy in its statement on the 55th anniversary of Independence has urged that today is the most auspicious, being the Independence Day and is the most appropriate time for a dialogue between NLD and SPDC. The NLD also in its statement appealed to the junta that all poli...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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Top executives in securities business bullish about market
Bangkok, Jan 10 (TNA): – Top executives in the securities business yesterday projected the local stock market would enjoy bullish sentiment this year as a result of the government’s efforts to stimulate the economy continuously and capital inflow in the market driven by low interest rates. Supavut...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Sri Lankan Peace Talks: Action plan approved
Supalak Ganjanakhundee Nakhon Pathon, Thailand, Jan 10: Two sides agree on framework to resettle displaced persons, return govt-held land. The fourth session of the Sri Lanka peace talks ended yesterday with the two sides agreeing on plans to develop a framework for resettlement and human rights. T...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
U.S. says disappointed by Indian missile test
Washington, (Reuters), Jan. 9: The United States said on Thursday it was "disappointed" by an Indian missile test, saying it contributed to tension with neighboring Pakistan. India on Thursday test-fired a shorter-range version of its nuclear-capable Agni missile, which can strike almost any part o...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Naga leaders to meet Advani today evening.
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 10: As Naga peace process gathers momentum, top leaders of major insurgent group NSCN (I-M) will meet Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani today after a "cordial and friendly" discussions with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee last night. We are meeting the Dy Prime Minister,...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Sri Lankas peace bid encouraging more children to go to school, 75,000 enrolled in northeast
BY Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, (AP), Jan. 10: More than 75,000 children, most of them minority Tamils, have enrolled in schools in Sri Lanka's former northeastern war zone, the Education Ministry said Friday — another dividend from the peace process that aims to settle 19 years...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
All Naga factions back peace process
New Delhi, Jan 10. (UNI): Welcoming the ongoing talks between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM) and the Centre, the Naga People's Movement for Human Rights today said the talks mark the beginning of a new era and all Naga factions are supporting the peace talks. "A beginning has been m...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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DVD-Cracking Teen Acquitted
Oslo, Norway, (AP) Jan. 07: A Norwegian teenager was acquitted in a key test case Tuesday of violating computer break-in laws with his program that circumvents security codes on Hollywood's DVD movies. Jon Lech Johansen was 15 when he developed and posted his program, called DeCSS, on the Internet...
09.09.2009 - 13:28
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Aung San Suu Ky- a political assessment on the situation prevailing in Burma
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese leader of the Opposition, at the year-end press conference, held in Rangoon, chided the Burmese authorities, as they are not ready to talk with her. By asking this question it appears that the authorities did intend to have talks at the beginning. She told that they...
09.09.2009 - 13:28
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